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Robert C. Hauck to lead Phuket-based hospitality and sports group

Robert C. Hauck to lead Phuket-based hospitality and sports group
July 15, 2011

Thanyapura, Thailand's innovative hospitality and sports group, has appointed Robert C. Hauck, as Group President of its hotel and sport facilities.

Hauck has developed a reputation for visionary leadership and has achieved wide recognition for distinguished performances in hospitality management and sales and marketing during his 23-year career on four continents. He is also an enthusiastic triathlete and sportsman.

Thanyapura offers an extensive portfolio of attractions centred on a 23-hectare campus in Phuket, which includes the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club - a world-class sports and fitness facility for elite athletes and amateur enthusiasts. Thanyapura's on site services extend to restaurants and bars, a cooking school, day spa, fully equipped kids and teens club, visual arts studio and a performing arts centre.

The complex is also home to the Thanyapura Mind Centre for the cultivation of mental and emotional balance, the Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS), the 38-room Thanyapura Retreat, the 77-room Thanyapura Resort and the five-star Thanyamundra Ogranic Resort, the first and only certified organic farm in southern Thailand, adjacent to Khao Sok National Park.

Hauck, who will take up his role as of 1st September, explains "I am absolutely thrilled to be joining such an innovative project as Thanyapura with its world-class facilities and hotels.

"Thanyapura offers a remarkable range of international calibre venues and integrated activities to both the leisure and corporate markets, bringing something totally new to the Asian region - and certainly something unique to the travel and hospitality industry.

"It is a huge and exciting challenge to take this project forward. Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club is a premium training facility that has already attracted strong interest from around the world among professional and amateur athletes as well as professional and national teams. I look forward to promoting all of Thanyapura's exceptional resources to their many target markets.

"Thanyapura is not only an unparalleled facility in Thailand, but also in Asia and the world."

Prior to his most recent role as General Manager at the award winning Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Cambodia, Hauck held management positions at renowned luxury hotels across Asia Pacific, including Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur and Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai.

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